Two Morecambe midfielders have received mixed news on the injury front.
Andy Fleming returned to training on Wednesday after a knee problem but Andy Wright is set undergo hernia surgery after seeing a specialist about a persistent groin injury.
The return of Fleming, Morecambe’s player of the year last season, is a welcome one for the Shrimps who have been carefully managing the 27-year-old’s cruciate knee ligament problem.
Shrimps boss Jim Bentley said: “Andy Fleming’s back training, he’s had a bit of a problem with his cruciate knee ligament.
“As soon as you hear that word it’s not nice.
“We had a situation with Joe McGee last year who had bruising and a little bit of problem with his cruciate knee ligament.
“He said he was okay and carried on playing because of his future contract and then snapped it.
“Flemo’s got it on an impact, he’s had a scan which has revealed it so we’re being ultra careful with him.
“The last thing we’d need is a cruciate knee injury to Andy Fleming who certainly last year was one of our best players.
“I think he’s had some strong performances this year as well so to have a player like that back in the squad I’m sure will only boost us.”
The news isn’t as good for utility man Wright, who turned 30 on Thursday.
A groin problem has seen him miss around six weeks of action with it now decided that he needs double hernia surgey.
Bentley said: “He keeps having setbacks and has been to see another specialist who seems to think it might be a hernia.
“He’s due to have a double hernia next week so he will probably be out for around a month.
“We’ve missed him because of his versatility but I’m sure when he comes back he’ll get back to where he was.”